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1959 Smith Corona Electric Serial # 5TE172562 1959 Smith Corona Electric typewriter, Serial # 5TE172562 John Munroe's 1959 Smith Corona Electric typewriter. 2020-07-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1959 Smith Corona Electric Serial # 5TE172562 Sadly stored and delivered upside down in the case, but minor scuffing can't diminish this beauty. Sticky typebars responded to repeated naphtha applications with Q-Tips to keep the electrical parts dry. Happy! Holiday case is a nice bonus in spite of the rough ride it gave this typer.

1959 Smith Corona Electric #5TE172562

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-01-2020 at 10:40PM
Last Edit: 07-01-2020 at 10:42PM


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Sadly stored and delivered upside down in the case, but minor scuffing can't diminish this beauty. Sticky typebars responded to repeated naphtha applications with Q-Tips to keep the electrical parts dry. Happy! Holiday case is a nice bonus in spite of the rough ride it gave this typer.

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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